Roddis Line: Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company

Photographed June 20, 2015
Mercer (Butternut), Iron County, Wisconsin
46° 4.914′ N, 90° 16.26′ W
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In 1925, the Roddis company contracted with Carl Nelson, a jobber, to run the camps. Between 1925 and 1930, he chose the camp sites, bought supplies and delivered timber to the log landings.

From 1930 until the company abandoned logging in 1938, the Roddis Company again ran the camps. In 1938, the company woods operation closed permanently, ending the era of railroad logging in Iron County.

Nelson introduced year-round logging and operated at least three camps each year, with crews of over 400 men and 35 teams of horses in the woods.
The marker is located on northbound County Road FF, north of its intersection with Turtle Flambeau Dam Road, Butternut, Wisconsin 54514.

This marker is included in the Iron County Heritage Area series of markers. Click here for more information and to view all markers in the series.

These markers are also at this location:

 The marker is on the right.

The marker is located along County Highway FF in Butternut, Wisconsin.

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